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    Lemon Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves

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    32 mins

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    echo echo's Note:

    Adapted from the Queer Eye TV show; stored here for me to try later. You can substitute scallions for the onion if you prefer.

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    1. 1
      Heat grill to medium.
    2. 2
      In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with ½ cup olive; add thyme, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Brush both sides of fillets generously with lemon mixture and place each in a banana leaf.
    4. 4
      Place 4 lemon slices and a sprig of thyme on each fillet.
    5. 5
      With the short side of the leaf facing you, fold bottom edge over fish; fold sides over fish, then fold package away from you to envelop the fish.
    6. 6
      Secure each packet with 3 wet toothpicks or tie like a girtbox with a wet piece of string.
    7. 7
      Cook the fish packets on grill, about 6 minutes per side ( the leaves will brown, which is OK).
    8. 8
      While the fish grills, sauté garlic in 1 Tbs olive oil over medium-high heat about 1 minute.
    9. 9
      Add the onions through tomatoes and sauté about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender; season with salt and pepper.
    10. 10
      To serve, put a fish packet in the center of each plate, open the leaf and spoon vegetables around fillet.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 09, 2005


      I made this with my favorite fish salmon. I used 3 tablespoons of the lemon and oil mixture. Didn`t need more then that. I also made this dish easier then directed. I put all the vegies (Except for the carrots which I didn`t have) right on the fish then double wrapped in plenty of banana leaves. They did burn so it was good I used more then called for. I didn`t serve with the leaf because it was burnt and unappealing. But this was delish! I enjoyed the scent of the banana leaf throughout the fish. the vegies had the prefect texture.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves

    Serving Size: 1 (457 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 556.9
    Calories from Fat 304
    Total Fat 33.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 84.5 mg
    Sodium 170.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 48.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh thyme

    banana leaves

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